Holidays to Puerto Varas, Chile
In southern Chile, Puerto Varas is a waterside town in the southwest corner of the large and serene Lake Llanquihue. The town commands excellent views of the area’s two active volcanoes that loom large over the lake - the indomitable Osorno and Calbuco. Colonised by German settlers, there’s an unmistakably pretty Germanic style to Puerto Varas in both its architecture and traditions.
It’s an outdoorsy kind of place. This is the place to come for adventure sports such as white-water rafting, canyoning and kayaking, but you don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy Puerto Varas. Easy strolls along the lakeside promenade, leisurely craft shopping in the town, or an afternoon’s fishing might be just what you need.
Hire a bike and take the short journey to the beautiful Pertohué waterfalls. You might get distracted enroute by the lovely lakeside beaches, but keep going – you won’t want to miss the spectacle of Pertohué. Water tumbles down off the volcanic rock in a myriad of blue and green shades. The richness of the colours is thanks to the microscopic algae and minerals in the water.
While you’re in the area, it’s worth a visit to emerald-coloured Todos Los Santos Lake. Sometimes known as Lake Esmeralda, it’s a truly beautiful setting and part of the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. This is where you can take some time to brush up on your fly-fishing, or just slow your pace and enjoy nature at its finest.
Get active with watersports and trekking in southern Chile’s adventure capital
Admire beautiful waterfalls and emerald lakes
Puerto Varas trip ideas
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Places to stay in Puerto Varas
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Things to do in Puerto Varas
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